Hara forest in Gwater Gulf
The Hara tree, Avicennia marina, grows to heights of three to eight meters and has bright green leaves and twigs. The tree is a salt-water plant that is often submerged at high tide. It usually blossoms and bears fruit from mid-July to August, with yellow flowers and a sweet almond-like fruit. The seeds fall into the water, where wave action takes them to more stationary parts of the sea. The Hara seeds become fixed in the soil layers of the sea and grow.
The long, narrow, oval leaves of the tree have nutritious value for livestock roughly equivalent to barley and alfalfa. The roots of the tree are aerial, sponge-like and usually external . There is a filtration property in the Hara tree's bark which allows the plant to absorb sweet water while salt is eliminated.
The area is a major habitat for migratory birds in the cold season, and for reptiles, fish, and varieties of arthropoda and bivalves. Green (or hooked) turtles and venomous aquatic snakes are also indigenous to the forests. Bird life includes herons, flamingos, pelicans, and angler eagles.
Besides the Gwater gulf, Hara forest are seen in some other southern places in Iran like Qeshm Island ( The biggest Hara forest ), Jaask and Naayband coasts.
The Hara forest in Gwater gulf is located in south east of Iran, near the Pakistan border ( almost 30 minutes by motor boat ).
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siolaw (37626) 2010-03-03 0:36
An interesting compo of the man and boats, with a good view at the vegetation in BG about which you wrote an interesting note.
saxo042 (31862) 2010-03-03 22:38
An interesting view. I like the long parallel lines here from the both shores and the boats, that look prolonged through the ropes. Fine colours of the nearest boat and a good addition of human life. A slight pity that the boat is cut off.
Waylim (22467) 2010-03-03 22:42
This is a very good quality shot, great colors, good sharpness and clarity, consider the light is not ideal with the dark clouds. The boat to my supprise looks rather new or freshly painted. I tend to imagine it would be older and even made of wood, but I guess I learn something new. Ideally it would be better composition if the man were to look to the right into the photo, but over all still a very successful shot. Thanks
rodgerg (55767) 2010-03-04 2:07
A nice image full of serenity, of peacefull. Attitude of the olf fisherman very well collected. Graet depht too with the propsect open to the threes in the BG. Tenders colors under this sky very well collected too.
paura (47166) 2010-03-04 5:42
Exposure settings here are excellent. I like everything, especially this beautiful sky.
s_lush (15638) 2010-03-04 7:54
As your picture and note shows, this Hara-tree forest is an interesting natural phenomenon. Its green color looks great against the beautiful sky in the background and with the multicolored foreground. The scene is perfectly well composed and captured with very high quality. Thanks for sharing of the so nice picture and so informative note!
patdeph (35738) 2010-03-04 9:14
this is a nice scene with the man in typical clothes sat on the boat!The colors are beautiful,and this is very nice to look at!
adramad (27872) 2010-03-04 9:24
Beautiful image that conveys a sense of serenity and peace, good depth in the picture with the tree line at the bottom of the image. Soft colors and pleasing with a very natural color.
fabianoleite (9098) 2010-03-06 10:54
The boat has nice colors and shapes, and the inclusion of the fisher was wise. Good composition, congratulations!
John_F_Kennedy (41368) 2010-03-09 1:09
Good composition! Beautiful colours and contrast! Interesting place with the man and the boat.
have a nice day,
batalay (32930) 2010-03-10 13:32
You have been wonderful in introducing us all to the beautiful and the ordinary of Iran. What attracted me to this photo initially was the title, evocative of Hemingway's "Old Man and the Sea," which is about an old fisherman. Your note is first rate. I do remember the Medieval Muslim philosopher Aviccenea's name from university philosophy and history classes. He was instrumental in preserving the philosophical ideas of Aristotle.
Angshu (51432) 2010-03-15 0:49
The composition is well done with the old fisherman and his boat, though I wished that his boat was older than the brightly coloured one as we see here. Light was not great as we see an overcast sky, yet the details have been well presented. A fine note as usual.
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-04-07 2:36
Nice composdition with the old fisherman and the boat
I like your POV and the note
Have a nice day
skippy007 (12504) 2010-04-13 4:35
Hello Atousa, From your description I think these tree may be a type of what we call mangrove, I'm not sure. Striking colours of the boat are an eye catcher, I like the inclusion of the gentleman in traditional clothes, adds interest. The title of course as mentioned was also of interest. Nice scene with atmosphere, excellent colour & light, enhanced by your interesting note.
xramm (1831) 2010-08-15 6:00
Nice composition with compatible colors inside picture with good details, and subject.
I just want to add comment that I preferred that the man will be close to the head of boat and closer up shot. Of course easier said than done this.
- Copyright: Atousa Taghavi (Atousa) (7123)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-26
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D40, Nikkor 18-55mm AF-S 1:3.5-5.6 GII ED DX
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-03-02 21:01